fringe/fringe is a theater festival celebrating and promoting new and young Philadelphia theater companies presenting original work. Taking place in August on the fringes of the FringeArts Festival, fringe/fringe encourages boldness, experimentation, and collaboration. All performances are Pay What You Can, emphasizing accessibility for all.

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Free. fringe/fringe costs nothing for artists to participate. We recognize that young and new artists do not have the same financial resources as more established groups. To encourage artistic risk-taking, we try to minimize financial risk and maximize exposure. Artists must cross-promote the festival and/or other fringe/fringe shows in their own marketing. The inaugural festival is funded by the participating companies.

Equal. fringe/fringe promotes all artists equally, no matter the scale of the project or clout of the artist. We want to amplify new voices while strengthening existing ones.

Accessible. All fringe/fringe shows are Pay What You Can. We encourage audience membership from all walks of life. Financial circumstances should not prevent people from experiencing art. Artists can suggest donations of any amount, but nobody is to be turned away due to lack of funds.

Past Artists